Archive for May 2013

Summer Solstice Celebration


June 21 is a world-wide day of free music that started in France in the 1980s. There they call it FĂȘte de la Musique, here we call it Make Music New Jersey, but it’s the same celebration of music on the longest day of the year.

musiXplore participates this year with an evening of free music at the Ivanhoe Wheelhouse. Starting at 6pm, we feature Symmetry with JEM

At 6:50, next up is Scott Patire. Scott has been a pro musician in New Jersey for many years. This set will opens your ears to some of the more experimental sounds he has been cooking up.

Then at 7:40pm, we have a special treat: Nicolas Melmann has journeyed all the way from Argentina to make music with us. Nicolas has opened for great electronic musicians such as Alva Noto and Ryuchi Sakamaoto. His sound and light show is not to be missed.

musiXplore perennial favorites ArtCrime are onstage at 8:30. They will grace us with their take on Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, among other pieces.

Winding up the evening will be a performance by a new ensemble Sparse, composed of New Jersey musicians Dave Barry (violin), Richard Hruska (percussion), Paul Santucci (keys) and Gianni Intili (synth & Kaossilator). Their set will start around 9:20pm.

This will be a relaxed evening with plenty of time to meet the musicians. Come on down and hang with us!

Pyxl8r Video

From the April 21 concert, Pyxl8r (Ken Palmer) performs one of his untitled space music meditations.

You can view other performance from this concert: Piece #1, Piece #2, Piece #4 and Piece #5.

On the same date, Michael Sperone also performed three pieces that are on YouTube: Piece #1, Piece #2 and Piece #3.